|Forum Romanum - anton withagen|
Originally the area of the Forum was humid and covered in grass, as it was not suitable for construction. This changed in the 7th century with the construction of the Cloaca Maxima. This sewer system was based on a natural stream, which was enclosed and covered to drain the area, a sign that the settlements on the Palatine Hill was spreading into the valley.Gradually more public buildings were build around the square, thus forming a natural centre for the rapidly growing town...
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